Cheika got left behind a bit in the end. The style of rugby he coaches just can't deal with modern rush defences. The width in the play looks great when it comes off, like Hodge's set-piece try against Argentina, but it's too high risk unless you're extremely well-drilled like Japan. Make an error at the line outside the 30 channel with the defence in your face and it more than likely leads to a try via turnover ball. This is exacerbated by chopping and changing combinations. Blame, of course, lies with Cheika for not changing the plan in the face of clear headwinds but there's probably also an argument to be made that he just didn't know how to coach any other style of rugby or was incapable. To this extent, RA are also culpable for backing themselves into a corner with their contracting. Whoever we get next, I just hope they're the tactician not the motivator. The fact that Tolu Latu was the standout improver suggests that Cheika was good for giving wasted talented a kick up the arse but not great in channeling motivated talent into success.